Jacqueline Jossa, 27, is currently battling it out to be crowned queen of the jungle in this years I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. No stranger to her own battles, the actress revealed a traumatic moment she endured whilst pregnant.
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The star spoke on her Youtube channel and said: “I went to the hospital, just because I wasn’t feeling as much movement.
“It’s completely different pregnancy altogether which is fine, but I wasn’t feeling the baby move perhaps as much as I should have done.”
The concerned mum decided to make sure everything was alright and underwent a number of tests.
She was sent off for a scan as medical professions became concerned at her bump which was smaller than usual.
Thankfully, all was fine with the tests results dispelling any fears. Jacqueline said: “At 30 weeks I was measuring 26 which is quite scary.
“I didn’t really know what to think but it turns out everything is OK, I just need to keep an eye on things. Everything is going really well and we’re looking good.”
At 30 weeks pregancy the baby is 15.7 inches long and weighs 2.9 pounds which is about the size of a bike helmet.
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Jacqueline also revealed the reasons for her initial fears, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph she said: “My mum sadly lost two babies through cot death before I was born.
“Although there’s no apparent hereditary link, it does make you a bit more nervous – but again, the midwives have been reassuring.”
What is cot death?
There are no known causes of crib death. The deaths are usually thought to be a combination of factors.
According to researchers, cot death, also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), occurs at a particular stage in a baby’s development when they are vulnerable to environmental stresses.
There are numerous studies that show that babies placed on their stomachs to sleep are at greater risk of SIDS than those sleeping on their backs or sides.
This could be because the stomach sleeping puts pressure on a child’s jaw and interferes with normal breathing.
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